Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Other officers laughed at what was happening..."

The Advocate - Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Charles O’Malley, right [see image at link], uses a Taser on a handcuffed man in 2008. O’Malley was later fired for the incident.

Three years earlier, he was accused by a New Mexico trooper of kicking and choking a handcuffed teenager. After an Internal Affairs probe, O’Malley was not disciplined.

Other officers laughed at what was happening, and supervisors did nothing to stop the actions taken "...while dealing with a 16-year-old black male that they had no probable cause to stop, was illegally searched and had nothing in his (possession) that was illegal."

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